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  • 20 Feb 2014

    Baby on a budget

    Before we had our first child I thought it would be an interesting experiment to see if we could go without buying anything new. What we hadn’t anticipated is how keen grandparents would be to lavish our son with everything he could need and much else besides. Though we were deeply grateful for their generosity it did mean our nothing new idea went out the window somewhat! But I was curious even before we had children by the notion babies ‘needed’ so much stuff. SO much stuff! Buggies and baby monitors and special baths and bedding and beds. The list goes on and on. […] more

  • 14 Jan 2014

    WIN A LUXURY BIRTH POOL HIRE

    Born in Water supplies heated pools across the UK to families preparing for home births and pregnant women suffering with SPD, back pain or just requiring some much needed relaxation. The immersion in warm water soothes aches and pains and provides a tranquil 'nest' for any pregnant woman. Each package includes everything required to run the pool for your selected hire period. They are really straight forward to assemble and inexpensive to run. There are a selection of packages available for various budgets and requirements, just visit the website for more information, you can also see what previous customers have to say. […] more

  • 5 Dec 2013

    5 of the best: Barefoot Shoes for Children

    Barefoot babies and children are at a distinct developmental advantage over their harder-sole wearing peers. From foot development to overall posture and spine development, the benefits of going barefoot are important and have long term implications. However, going completely barefoot isn’t always possible or even desirable. Delicate little toes padding through the ice and snow is not a welcome thought for most parents. So, for most the solution lies in barefoot shoes. But which are best, which are right for you and what can the many brand available offer? Choosing can be tricky, so we’ve put together a list of our top 5 to make it that little bit easier. […] more

  • 11 Nov 2013

    6 BEAUTIFUL SOFT BABY BLANKETS TO WIN

    Mandoux Ltd – creates luxury, hand woven alpaca blankets for babies and adults. The fiber is a similar quality to cashmere. It has an extremely light, fine, warm and soft texture that feels wonderful on the skin, with the added value of containing no lanolin, making it naturally hypoallergenic. The fibers have a hollow core which trap pockets of air, acting as insulators against both cold and heat, keeping you “snuggly buggly” wherever you are. […] more

  • 29 Oct 2013

    Five books to help you conceive

    There’s every chance that a woman or man you know well has experienced infertility. Perhaps you or your partner has. Though it is still a taboo subject, 1 in 6 couples in the UK experience difficulties conceiving – that’s about 3.5m people. There are many factors cited; more stress, toxic lifestyles, families planned later in life. Many of these factors point the finger of blame at the hopeful couple, adding to the stress and guilt at an emotional time. There are also the well-meaning but frustrating comments from people such as ‘just relax’, or the endless stories of someone they know who got pregnant when she went on holiday/gave up her job/stopped eating wheat/filled in adoption forms/delete as appropriate. […] more

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